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  • January 29, 2008 29 Jan'08

    Active RFID tags automate server asset management

    Using RFID tags to track data center assets used to mean scanning them one by one, but new active tags broadcast themselves with nearly 100% accuracy.

  • January 15, 2008 15 Jan'08

    KVM streamlines remote server management

    Managing 3,000 servers is no easy task for business intelligence software company SAS, but Avocent KVM switches and management software have certainly helped.

  • December 14, 2007 14 Dec'07

    Data center managers primed for IT process automation

    Forget "lights out" management. Data center managers with good processes in place are ready to take the next step and automate, says a Gartner analyst.

  • November 29, 2007 29 Nov'07

    Data center managers in no rush to adopt Microsoft Windows Server 2008

    Data centers shouldn't rush to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 if they run Windows Server 2003, says Gartner analyst John Enck.

  • October 30, 2007 30 Oct'07

    Configuration management tool tracks change at Wachovia

    Wachovia chose configuration management tool Foundation 7.0 from Tideway to track changes to its service-oriented architecture-, grid- and VMware-based applications.

  • September 27, 2007 27 Sep'07

    Reining in change with CMDBs

    IT departments are enlisting configuration management databases to track change and minimize the unauthorized change that causes system downtime in increasingly complex data center environments.

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    Systems management suite taps online forum for smarts

    By acquiring the AppDeploy.com forums, systems management vendor Kace Networks will extend its appliances with online knowledge.

  • July 24, 2007 24 Jul'07

    HP adds Opsware to its automation portfolio

    With Opsware under the hood, HP can sell software that automates server, network and processes in one fell swoop.

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    APC launches data center infrastructure monitoring software

    APC's Capacity Manager and Change Manager software tools take live power readings and determine the maximum capacity of your data center. The technologies claim to rival Aperture Vista.

  • July 15, 2007 15 Jul'07

    CMDB software evades data center managers

    The ITIL hype has prompted many vendors to offer CMDBs, but not all of these products are true CMDBs. Learn which vendors offer the real deal and whether you need a CMDB.

  • June 19, 2007 19 Jun'07

    Agentless vs. agent-based monitoring? Why not both?

    Agentless performance monitoring software eased server maintenance for IT staff at The Regence Group without sacrificing the quality of the data.

  • June 13, 2007 13 Jun'07

    Analysts give re-tooled CA another chance

    CA had undergone tremendous changes. New, tough, focused executives are now in place, and the company now focuses on building products that support critical governance, management, and security processes. In addition, CA is rebuilding and ...

  • May 23, 2007 23 May'07

    BMC boasts business service management bundle

    With new and upgraded business service management (BSM) software, BMC aims to help companies connect IT to the business.

  • May 17, 2007 17 May'07

    Service level management software gets interesting

    When service level management software first arrived on the scene it was mostly a reporting tool with a pretty dashboard. But new SLM approaches can either integrate existing tools or employ a single consolidated monitoring architecture to control ...

  • April 13, 2007 13 Apr'07

    Change and configuration management cut firm's downtime

    State Street Corp., one of the largest financial firms in the country, implemented change and configuration management software and hasn't had any configuration-related downtime since.

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